Then-FBI Director Comey revealed the existence of the investigation during a House hearing last March, and after Comey's firing, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller to lead a special counsel investigation. He is authorized to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 election, its possible links to the Trump campaign, and "any matters that may arise directly from the investigation". Feinstein told reporters that she didn't tell Grassley beforehand, and "I owe him an apology and I will give him an apology as soon as I see him".
The report tracks Russian efforts in 19 countries, chronicling misinformation campaigns, the funding of far-right political causes and the manipulation of energy supplies long before 2016 in an attempt to glean lessons for USA officials considering how to counteract similar efforts here.
TRUMP: We'll see what happens.
And moving on to the final part, Kimmel actually couldn't help but agree with Trump: "And, as for the part about Russian Federation and the world laughing at our stupidity?"
President Donald Trump says the economic ties between the United States and Norway are "robust and growing" and he's pointing to their work in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance to counter security threats.
Richard Gates, Manafort's business associate, was also indicted, along with former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos and former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty separately to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Fox News' John Roberts asked Trump if he would be willing to sit down for questioning by special counsel Robert Mueller, and what preconditions he might demand.
Trump was speaking during a joint press conference alongside Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg following a meeting at the White House. "Three in four Republicans, 74 percent, say it's likely Trump will be cleared of wrongdoing in the Russian Federation probe this year. I would be glad to tell him exactly what I just told you".
The Trump White House originally said it dismissed Comey in May on the recommendation of Justice Department leadership, because of his controversial handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of State.
"When they have no collusion and nobody has found any collusion at any level, it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview", he said. "And the president only risks some inadvertent misstatement becoming a new national narrative by doing that".
Trump said past year that he would be "100%" willing to testify under oath about his conversations with Comey.
In December, YouTube said that Google was planning to increase the number of staff reviewing videos to more than 10,000. According to Check Point, Google removed the malicious apps hours after they were notified of the issue.
Andrew Racine, a researcher at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System in Bronx, New York. Those generally include requirements for recipients to be working, be looking for work, volunteering or in school.
The statement read in part: " Rumors that I have received hush money from Donald Trump are completely false ". Clifford did not comment directly to the Journal , and Clifford's lawyer declined to comment on the matter.
He then gave them an address for 28-year-old Andrew Finch, who was shot and killed by an officer when he answered the door. The address turned out to be unrelated to anyone involved with the dispute, however, and instead led police to Finch.
Embassy Havana employees have been targeted in specific attacks ", suffering "significant injuries as a outcome of these attacks". Ranking Pakistan on Level 3 (reconsider travel ), the State Department asked its citizens to reconsider travel to Pakistan.
Another reward for patient fans will be the absurdly large special edition Detective Pikachu amiibo coming out alongside the game. There's more to this Pikachu than a detective hat - he's one lovably gruff, tough-talking sleuth, with a taste for good coffee.
Thanks to the victory, India are placed on the top of the points table, followed by Pakistan and Sri Lanka in their group. India's first match in the ICC Under-19 World Cup will be against Australia on January 14 at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.
Harry Hiestand: The veteran offensive line coach returns to Chicago after a six-year stint at the University of Notre Dame . The Chicago Bears hired former OR head coach Mark Helfrich to be their offensive coordinator, the team announced Friday.
The paper reported that Trump did not give any inkling if the two bitter rivals have had established any contacts as of yet. North and South Korea held their first official dialogue in more than two years on Tuesday.
They came together and brought it back step by step, though, taking over to win the game in overtime with a score of 26-23. The win gives the Crimson Tide their fifth title since the 2009 season and first since the 2015 season. "It is awesome.
China orders 184 Airbus A320 planes
Of the mooted A320 deal , an Airbus spokesman said that the manufacturer does not comment on any possible commercial agreements. At the list price for A320s, the order could total $18 billion, but large buyers often get deep discounts.
Martin Luther King event is Monday
The breakfast is scheduled to be held at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave , from 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. If you're looking for fun things to do on Monday, Jan. 15 , enjoy free entry at Everglades National Park as the U.S.
HUD Awards $19 Million to Ky. Homeless Programs
The HUD funding will benefit programs that support Boston's Way Home , the city's chronic and veteran-focused homelessness plan. Local Massachusetts communities also report the number of persons experiencing long-term chronic homelessness decreased.
Paige's WWE in-ring career is over
She finally told WWE because she was starting to make mistakes in the ring and she didn't want to become a danger to others. She was featured on reality series Total Divas , so that's a possible vehicle for her, as are WWE Studios feature films.
China trade surplus drops, but not with US
The Asian nation's exports last year expanded by 7.9 percent, while imports soared by 15.9 percent for the year. That was down 12 percent from November's 9.01 million bpd, the second-highest level on record.
Flood watch posted for Thursday, Friday across WNY
Central Pennsylvania is now in the middle of a flood watch and will begin a winter weather advisory tonight . Total rainfall is forecast to be up to a half-inch during the course of the flood watch, forecasters said.
Big Little Lies big at Critics' Choice
Actor Gary Oldman took home the Best Actor award for his outstanding portrayal as Winston Churchill in the film Darkest Hour . Guillermo del Toro and the cast and crew of The Shape of Water accept the award for best picture .